We are so lucky to have such a great and strong community! Here are some of the kind words from those who have been touched by the services offered by Wish Upon A Teen!
Wow! Clay and I were blown away at your generous gift! I don’t know what we expected, but it was no where near to what we received. Clays favorite is the body pillow, he ooohed And aaahed for quite sometime and has used it all day long lol! Thank you so much it has been tough to be in the hospital as long as we’ve had but this soooo helps!!!
MUCH LOVE AND BLESSINGS TO YOU! KIM
I truly can not thank you and everyone at Wish upon A Teen for making Emily’s day yesterday with the amazing room makeover! She was beyond excited and slept so comfortable in her Tangled bedding cuddling her new Chewbacca doll. After having over 40 inpatient stays in the past 5 years, with multiple ones being extended stays, this was a fantastic surprise. We always try to make her room more comfortable with little comforts from home, but last night was the first time Emmy felt like she was in a “normal” bed. 😀 She also has been having the best time with the princess book that teaches you how to make the princess, she has done them over and over. This was all just so incredible and made a very unexpected stay just a little bit better! Thank you so very much, please know you all are making such a huge difference in children’s lives.
LOVE, MELISSA AND EMILY WALLACE
We began decorating Angelo’s room today. I cannot express how grateful he is for all of the items that you sent! He absolutely loved everything from the flag, to the book, to the slippers and shirt! A HUGE thank you from Angelo and his family, as well as myself.”
BRIANNA SILVERBERG, MA, CCLS, P4 & HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY CHILD LIFE SPECIALIST, KRAVIS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AT MOUNT SINAI
Thank you so much for all of the awesome decorations and Star Wars things to brighten up Alex’s room! He was so surprised and happy and loved everything. Being in the hospital is tough, especially when your stays are long. Having the comforts of your favorite things to brighten the room and snuggle in bed, certainly make the hard days a little easier. Thanks again so much for everything.
KAREN, ROLAND AND THE JEDI, ALEX LABRAGUE
Having your program for our patients has brought such a benefit! A doctor on a team gave his thanks stating, “I haven’t seen Bernard smile like this in a long time!” When the canopy was set up in Qirat’s room, she said, “I feel like such a princess!” Thank you also for being culturally sensitive in our request of no faces in the decorations. What you’ve picked out is perfect! Thank you so much again!
MEGHAAN R. JARRELL, MSW, CCLS, CHILD LIFE SPECIALIST, CHRONIC AND PALLIATIVE CARE TEAM, STUDENT COORDINATOR
Thank you so much! This program is absolutely wonderful. It has truly enhanced this patients and family long stay in the hospital. We have some pictures that I will send next week! I look forward to working with in the near future!
Myasia was welcomed into her new room today and she was so happy!!! All of her medical team was present as well for the big reveal and to wish her a wonderful birthday, too! Thank you so very much! She loved it!
LIZETTE C. PEREZ, M.S., CCLS, PEDIATRICS CHILD LIFE COORDINATOR
My granddaughter is at Rady Children’s Hospital and getting ready for a very frightening procedure. She has been so sick for so long and it makes me so happy to see the smile on her face. Thanks and bless you for your good works.
She is so excited with everything! I haven’t seen her this happy in the longest time. Thank you!
MARIE, CHILD LIFE SPECIALIST AT RADY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
I am a Certified Child Life Specialist in the rehabilitation unit as UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. I cannot tell you how much of a positive impact the Design My Room program made on one of our teen patients and his family. We are so appreciative of the work you do!
JENNIFER GEISSE, MA, CCLS
It truly made all the difference. Suddenly, it was HIS room and it was like he wasn’t in the hospital anymore. Everything is so awesome!
Thank you so much for making some serious magic happen. One teen patient absolutely LOVED her room decorations. She said she doesn’t feel like she’s in the hospital but in her own room. Another patient grinned from ear-to-ear after seeing his decorated room. Seeing him experience such rare joy is so moving.
KATIE CRAFT, CERTIFIED CHILD LIFE SPECIALIST AT UCSF BENIOFF CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
My mother is currently undergoing chemo for breast cancer. She’s in her 50’s and dreads her hospital stays. She believes spending time in the hospital makes her feel more sick than she really is. With every visit I think of those who have to spend long amounts of time cooped up in these rooms, my heart hurts for each and every person going through this struggle.
A couple months back I saw a teenage girl sitting on a bed as I passed through the hall to visit my mom. Her sitting there, blank walls, white robe, it stuck with me. It hurt me. Knowing you’re out there helping make life enjoyable is a true comfort.
Thank you so much for making the trip out to DC to decorate Krissy’s hospital room. The Harry Potter theme looks wonderful! Krissy has enjoyed showing it off to the hospital staff and her visitors. It has really helped to make her feel better about being stuck here for so long (88 days so far this admission). We are so grateful to Wish Upon a Teen for helping to bring a smile to a little girl who has had to endure so much. And we also want to thank all those who made donations for Krissy.
Kaylynn just got a room make over by Wish Upon A Teen!!! What a great organization.
TERRI VOAKES DOBBYN